Hello FreeNAS Users!

After many months of work, we’re excited to finally unveil the next generation of TrueNAS systems, which uses NVMe and NVDIMM flash for caching. Also in this issue, find out the results of our FreeNAS use survey from February and see how Lawrence Systems set up their backup and disaster recovery processes. Lastly, we have an article from the iXsystems CEO about how the company thrives using an open source business model.


The FreeNAS Team

The Next Generation of TrueNAS

We are excited to announce the release of the new TrueNAS M Series! With twice the capacity and almost 45% more storage density than its predecessor, the TrueNAS M Series brings groundbreaking performance to enterprise storage.


FreeNAS User Survey Results

In the February 2018 FreeNAS newsletter, we surveyed over 1,500 FreeNAS followers to see how people use FreeNAS around the world and what interests them. Here are the results!


Lawrence Systems Server Backup & Disaster Recovery

Check out this video from Lawrence Systems to see how they use FreeNAS and XenServer to backup all of their virtual machines as well as their process for recovering data if the system ever fails.

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Leadership Is The Secret To An Open Source Business Model

Open Source is in our blood but how do you run a business when you give away your product for free? In this Forbes article iXsystems CEO, Mike Lauth, explains why the company implements an Open Source business model and how it’s integral to the company’s success.


On-Demand FreeNAS Training

iX University provides a series of free online training modules presented by Senior Analyst and FreeNAS expert Michael Dexter. These modules are designed to quickly get you up to speed on the key concepts and techniques that will help you become an expert in FreeNAS and OpenZFS.

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TechTip #52

Need to backup your FreeNAS data? No problem! Your FreeNAS system can be configured to support these awesome backup services: OpenZFS Remote Replication, rsync, Microsoft Windows Backup, Apple Time Machine, and TrueOS Life Preserver.

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